Pandemic Response Information

Hollins Monitors Pandemic Health Related Situations

When a pandemic health situation occurs locally, in the United States, and internationally, Hollins is committed to providing the latest details on the University’s preparedness and what the campus community should do to stay healthy.

President Hinton and other members of the administration monitor the situation closely, revisiting our pandemic emergency plan, and working collaboratively with other colleges and universities in Virginia to ensure our ongoing response is swift and appropriate.

At the same time, our students, faculty and staff will receive information on common-sense, everyday actions they should take in containing the spread of colds, flu, or any other contagious disease.

Some common-sense, everyday actions people should take include:

  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throwing the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Washing your hands with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Taking appropriate precautions if you are planning to travel.
  • Supporting the CDC recommendation that those in the campus community who get sick should stay home from work and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Students experiencing any health related symptoms should call Health and Counseling Services at (540) 362-6444 to determine if they should be seen by a healthcare professional.  Hollins also supports the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations.

We encourage the campus community to visit several excellent online resources the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have established to provide accurate, up-to-date information:

Hollins will provide updates to the campus community through e-mail and the web portal, and to the general public via as circumstances warrant.